Often one of the first questions I’m asked is what my fee will be. And the short answer is that it varies, a lot. It’s almost impossible to give an accurate indication of fees until I have met the potential client for an initial consultation and fully understood the project requirements.
Following this initial consultation, most architects charge fees in one (or a combination) of three ways:
- an hourly rate
- a percentage of the build-cost
- a fixed fee for each stage
I try to offer fixed fees wherever possible. These are based on a comprehensive ‘scope of works and services’. It gives my clients a clear expectation of the work involved, what fees are payable and when. With larger projects or those with a looser initial brief, I may propose an hourly rate for the early design stages.
Construction projects can be one of the single biggest investments a person or business makes. This can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it involves someone’s home. I take this responsibility very seriously and my fees reflect this. It ensures my clients get the professional service they expect and deserve.
Learn more about project stages. Alternatively, please get in touch if you have questions about any of the above or if you would like to find out more.